Anti-abortion leader: Trump VP candidate’s comments ‘make no sense’
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A powerful anti-abortion leader doesn't buy the "pro-life" statements made on Monday by a retired military officer under consideration to be Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage Mike Pence delivers West Point commencement address MORE's running mate.


“Gen. Flynn's most recent statements on abortion make no sense," Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List, told The Hill on Monday.

"First, he says that if pro-lifers want to change the law, they ought to vote, and then that they should stay home if this is their single issue."

Dannenfelser was responding to comments made by retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn in a Monday interview with Fox News. 

Flynn appeared to walk back comments he made Sunday on ABC's "This Week” that women have a right to choose on abortion. 

After facing a day of heavy backlash for his comments, Flynn on Monday described himself to Fox News as a “pro-life Democrat,” adding, “This pro-choice issue is a legal issue that should be decided by the courts." 

"I believe in law," he added. "If people want to change the law, they should vote so that we can appoint pro-life judges. I believe the law should be changed."

Flynn told Fox News that his priorities are “national security” and he said the election is not about “social issues, gay rights and abortion rights.”

Dannenfelser said Flynn's stance remains unacceptable to social conservatives.

“At the end of the day, clarity on his position should have come before now," she told The Hill.

"It is unacceptable for a GOP vice presidential pick to fail to walk through the logical consequences of being pro-life.

"People who understand their position lead on it, which is why the pro-life movement is winning nationwide. We feel confident that Mr. Trump will pick a pro-life VP nominee.”

Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, said he has "someone that would be really good" for vice president and will likely name that person this week.